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♪ the u.n. security council pleads for a halt to fighting in gaza after collapse of a cease fire and little to celebrate for the injured or those who lost relatives. ♪ welcome to al jazeera live from doha and also coming up, in the program, shooting down of malaysia passenger plane could be a war crime from a top u.n. official. the second medic treating eboli patient falls ill as they close
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border crossings to try to control the worst ever out break. rolling out the carpet of grass and mexicans are turning their rooftops green. ♪ the u.n. security council has appeal for immediate and uncondushl cease fire on the gaza strip and the council held emergency meeting in new york early monday and issued a statement calling for a truce to allow aid deliveries but israel and hamas are unable to agree on terms of a cease fire and offensive on gaza left 1034 palestinians dead and most are civilians and at least 6,000 injured and 33 israeli soldiers have died in the conflict. we have a call in gaza first but let's go to james in west jerusalem and james tell us more about the u.n. security council meeting which was in the early
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hours of monday morning and not everyone happy with the outcome. >> i don't think either side, israeli or palestinians are happy with the outcome and this is going further than the previous council statement and there is criticism of israel i suspect and meant as criticism but have not named israel because it calls for respect for humanitarian law including the population and taking steps to ensure the safety and well-being of civilians and i'm not sure israel would have liked that in the statement and the palestinians don't like it's a statement and they want a resolution by the security council which in effect becomes international law. this was the reaction after the meeting from the israeli and palestinian ambassadors. >> business of the security council is maintaining international security and they
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should have adopted a resolution a long time ago to condemn this aggression and to call for this aggression to be stopped immediately, to provide the palestinian people with protection and to lift the seed from our people on the gaza strip. >> we did everything we could to avoid this conflict, but hamas refuse to stop the attacks, israel agreed to five cease fire proposals. hamas rejected or broke all of them, even the ones they requested by themselves. every single time international community called for a cease fire we sees and hamas fired. >> it's interesting that the wording of the statement from the security council was similar to that phone call by president obama to netanyahu in israel saying the fighting has to end and it has to end now.
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>> and if you read the words that we don't get the exact transcript of the phone call, we only get a statement coming from the white house it seems that that is probably the toughest criticism you will get from a u.s. president of israeli action when he says that they need to stop the death toll of palestinians because palestinians are dying as a result of israeli actions. here the israeli press -- >>. >> james was cutoff in mid flow by our connection problems, apologies for that but we have nico nicole johnston in gaza for us and it's fairly quiet this morning, what has been happening? >> yes, the right of air strikes has completely dropped off as well as tank shelling and rocket fired from gaza as well. it was a quiet night. having said that in the last hour or so we had reports of an
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air strike on empty land, empty fields in the camp area as well as ground combat from fighters from the military wing of hamas with israeli soldiers and that is taking place in the gabali area but over all it is one of the quitist periods in gaza in the last three weeks. >> israel reserves the right to keep the tanks in the border areas and carry on getting rid of tunnels, is there any word from hamas on how it thinks this battle is going? >> no. i mean hamas has been continuing with statements to the effect -- we just heard what sounded like some shelling from the coast there so perhaps i spoke too soon about it being quiet, anyhow hamas is trying to boost no ral and staying stead fast
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and they will continue the resistance and hamas is not giving a real indication how they regard the battle as going. of course the brigades from time to time release a statement about rockets and where they are fired and impressed with their own ability to send rockets as far as they have like tel aviv and this is from a hamas perspective quite a coup from the group but no indication how they in the campaign is going, when you ask them they will continue the fight and continue the resistance until it's over. >> nicole thanks very much for that, nicole johnston in gaza there. israel says it will continue excavating tunnel networks in gaza in a short term. it shows the tunnel leading from gaza into israel and they
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believe they located and destroyed most of the tunnels leading out of gaza. protesters in northern gaza attacked officers of the international committee of the red cross and say they have been neglecting calls by people trapped in the city, a spokesman for the red cross are saddened by the attack but will continue the work in the area. preparations in gaza has been subdued and there is little joy for palestinians there. >> the re-council yanukoviches of the people of gaza are astounding and after fasting and for going food and water as bombs destroy their lives they buy what gifts they can afford and it's a special time for children but there is little if anything to celebrate here and she is shopping for her
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seven-year-old son. >> translator: we can't celebrate under these conditions but the children want toys and do not understand the bombs and attacks. >> reporter: a walk through the ward of the hospital is a shocking reminder of the brutality of this war. seven-year-old cannot move because she has shrapnel lodged in her spine and night and the strike killed her mother and two of their sisters and destroyed their family home. >> translator: the situation here is terrible. how can we celebrate, we want to get abroad but how. >> reporter: she has been here more than a week and her condition is critical. end of ramadon is when families come together and focus on children and when you speak to the children in the hospital and their families you realize there is very little to celebrate in gaza at the end of this ramadan
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and we find the little boy and the military destroyed his home and he moved for safety to a school and he was injured when the israeli military targeted the school soon after. >> translator: there is going to be nothing this year because my house no longer exists, it was destroyed. we will try to make a shelter nearby but how can we celebrate like this? >> reporter: there is a sudden sound of an incoming missile. there were two air strikes in the half hour we were in the hospital. a traditional ramadon and a paper hangs in the corridors, a tiny reminder that this should be a time of joy, before we left we met six-year-old rafma injured when her family home was destroyed and three-year-old and his mother says their home was also flattened in an israeli air
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strike. >> translator: i want to stay in the hospital and look after my baby she tells me. there will be no eve for us this year. >> reporter: charles stratford, gaza. the chief says the shooting down of malaysia airlines just in eastern ukraine may be a war crime and u.n. says 1100 people have been killed in the region since april and fighting wages on as the government tries to retake key towns held by pro-russian separatists and we are joined now from donsk with strong words from the u.n. human rights chief of the shooting down of that passenger plane. >> reporter: yes, pretty strong words but to be expected because it was trek -- terrific what happened and strong words to the armed groups and ukrainians who are fighting fierce battles across the region right now and
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you have to remember that report which is monthly covers a period up until the 15th of july and since then there has been a serious escalation of 1229 and thousands of injured is expected to rise. the other thing that is deeply worrying coming out of the report is more than 800 people have been detained by armed groups in the region and intimated by them. also reconstructing, rebuilding this region. so far it's going to cost at least $750 million and we have seen the signs of factories being closed down, banks being closed down and the effects not just on the humanitarian side but also the economic side will be serious. >> and you're in donsk and the ukraine army has an in the hands
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of the separatist. >> they are close and i would say 10 kilometers away at some points around the city and this is the center and people are going about their business and the shops are mainly closed but when you just head out to the suburbs of donsk there is heavy shelling and fighting and we can hear it sometimes from our hotel and of course this is all having an impact on the investigation into the downing of the malaysia airliner because we understand that there is a convoy of european observerings heading to the sight but not sure if they reached there yet and there has not been a serious investigation yet into what happened there. >> thanks very much indeed for that, in donsk. we have more to come on al jazeera including the children left behind in the ty country side after their parents head to
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the city to try to find work. stay with us. there is more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow and striking workers in grease can it delay your retirement and i'm here to make connections to your money real.
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♪ welcome back, the top stories, the u.n. security council is calling for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease fire in gaza and there was an emergency meeting in new york three weeks after israeli assaults began and the reporter in gaza said there was no sound of military fire on monday and attended prayers and marking the eat festival but in the last hour there has been reports of an israeli air strike on land
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and fighting between hamas military wing and israeli army in the north. and u.n. human rights chief says the shooting down of malaysia airlines plane in eastern ukraine and prevented international investigators reaching the site of the downed malaysia airlines jet. a european court ordered russia to pay $50 billion to former shell holders of an an oil company and it was taken over by moscow but owners say they were never properly compensated. and he was jailed for ten years for tax evasion and the settlement is the largest of its kind ever awarded and we are joined from roscoe and rory russia thinks about this and comes at a time between russia and national relations.
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>> i think moscow was experting the verdict and many people were expecting the verdict and even before it had beneficially announced we did hear from sergei fedorov the russian foreign minister and obviously he was expecting something along these lines and he said that he would expect russia to fight this verdict with all the legal means at his disposal. so expect this is going to be appealed against in some form or another. now, what happens next is obviously depending on when and if russia can appeal the verdict and they will have two options, if they decide it's not going to pay then what does it do next, it can either try and force it through the courts to try and pay or it can go after russian assets, state assets in the eu, that could get very messy indeed and as you say we are in a new
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climate, a sour climate of sanctions and dim matic discordant it will add further fuel to the fire. >> i remember this story ten years ago, this is really being held up as an illustration of putin's rule. >> well, this whole issue is one of the most enthralling of history and if you go back to the collapse of the soviet union there were a few men who came and managed to carve themselves out, massive fortunes by snapping up russia infrastructure as they were being privatized by nefarious means and they had enormous power and boris-yeltson could
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not fight it but when vladimir putin came in he said you can keep your money but do not mess with russian politics anymore and most agreed with the altimatim except one with ten years in jail. he was unexpectedly released at the end of last year and had to flee the country and he went to germany and then he went on to switzerland we think but from his perspective he no longer has anything to do with this and wiped his hands clean of it and have been saying these guys making the case for the service and suing this case in the courts they may get pay but he no longer has any shares and has nothing to do with him any more. >> intriguing case and thanks for that rory in moscow.
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and a second american worker treating eboli patients in liberia contracted the virus and nancy is a hygienist and works in the same compound as the other american doctor who contracted the virus and they closed many border crossings and restricted public gatherings as they battle the worst ever eboli out break and nigeria is on high alert after a man died of the disease. and it's highly contagous and kills in days. it started in guinea and spread to liberia and one man died in nigeria and the world health organization say 660 people have died. and we have a neurologist at the university of redding in the u.k. and says why eboli is
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difficult to contain. >> in the first few weeks you have flu-like symptoms caused by colds and flu and other host of bacteria and in the population one person in 300 or so which is one person per jumbo jet load will have flu-like symptoms on going at the moment you can detect. while they are trying to detect people and catch them at the border it's really a difficult thing because there are so few who have it and so many who have similar symptoms at least in the early stages. i think when one of us is infected we are all at risk, this is a virus that doesn't belong in people but when it spreads to one person it is easy to spread to others and we have known a person could get on a plane and travel anywhere in the world and now they have. it shows that we need to be very careful and quite proactive in dealing with this virus. >> three have been killed and
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dozens injuries during anti-government protests following prayers in egypt and a girl in the nasa city district of cairo and 1400 people have been killed in a crack down on muslim brotherhood supporters since the over throw of president morsi last year. and three al jazeera journalists have now spent 212 days in an egyptian prison, last month fahme and greste given 7 and mohamed given 7 and received additional three because he had a spent bullet in his possession which he picked up at a protest and falsely accused of helping the out lawed muslim brotherhood and al jazeera continues to demand that its journalists be freed. libya is asking for aerial fire fighting help from abroad to stop a huge oil fire near its airport in tripoli and fighting between groups killed more than
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50 people since saturday night and many foreign diplomates have left and erica reports. >> reporter: a battle between rival malitia groups each trying to gain control over the capitol's international airport. a plane was destroyed and more than 20 people were killed. weeks of violence in tripoli has closed petrol stations and government offices, on saturday the u.s. evacuated its embassy and diplomatic staff were driven by convow and air 16 fighter jets flying overhead to tun eshetunesia and many have left. >> translator: security confusion and a large group has left and many have left through this airport. >> reporter: the u.s. in particular will be nervous about the intensified fighting in
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libya and attack on the consulate in the eastern city of benghazi in 2012 killed the ambassador and three others. but two years later benghazi is a battleground once again, in the past fort night more than 90 people have been killed there and hundreds more injured, many of them civilians. the malitia groups behind the fighting are powerful and heavily armed thanks in part to the battles three years ago with gaddafi and calls for them to give up guns have fallen on deafs and a weak and struggling government has failed to control the groups. erica woods, al jazeera. six south korean students say classmates, not crewmen helped them survive a deadly ferry accident and students testifying about the april 16 sinking that killed 304 people, 15 face charges from negligence to homicide and they abandoned
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ship and told passengers to stay on board. in thailand the study found one in five children live with neither of their parents. grandparents or other relatives are often the caregivers and we report in northern thailand. >> reporter: she looked after her grandson since he was a baby because his parents moved away to look for work. she loves him dearly but bringing up a young child is hard at her age. >> translator: i have a very difficult life and what can i do about it? his aunts and uncles give us some money from time to time and get some money from the government but there are many expenses. i just try to make end meet each month. >> reporter: stories like hers are repeated throughout rural thailand, younger generation leaves the country side for brighter prospects in the
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cities. many end up leaving their children behind to be raised by aging grandparents. a u.n. study says as many as 21% of ty children are effected compared to only about 5% in neighboring vietnam and many elderly cannot afford to retire and have added responsibility of raising their grandchildren and the first phase of the study says a third of caregivers are at risk of mental health problems and younger generation may also be effected. the initial findings of an on going u.n. study that looks at children below three years old suggest those left behind by their parents are more likely to lag developmentally especially in language skills. >> looking specifically at very young children because i think a lot of signs nowadays is showing the first thousand days of the child's life from birth to age
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three is absolutely crucial in terms of a child's reaching her full potential. >> reporter: it's still too early to tell if these children eventually catch up with their peers. but any potentially negative impact could end up affecting many young children. while already the older generation is showing the strain of being caregivers in their old age. florence with al jazeera in thailand. mexico's capitol is one of the world's biggest cities and one of the most polluted and the high altitude contributes to particularly air quality and 20 million citizens are growing grass on the rooftops to try to breathe easier. >> reporter: walk through mexico city on a sunday and you will see a transformation, no cars, streets and avenues turned into bike lanes and free aerobic
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and yoga classes and they are rolling this out on the rooftop and dozens of gardens like this are a trend in mexico and purify the air and regulate the temperature inside homes. >> translator: these places are excellent and i feel like i'm contributing to the city being cleaner and greener, this is a small area but i feel a difference already. >> reporter: she says the whole family is less stressed out including the dog. the company behind the rooftop gardens say authorities are banking on the project and giving tax benefits to residents who install them. >> translator: plants and everything that is green help us to improve the air, to get more oxygen, because they capture carbon dioxide which is bad for us. >> reporter: breathing mexico city's air was as unhealthy as smoking a cigarette and the sky
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has an almost permanent cloud of smog but authorities want to change that and the rooftop garden initiative is one of several programs they want to implement this year. bicycles are available around the city and local authorities are regulating car emission, a new law says cars that are 15 years or older must change their exhaust in order to reduce pollution behalf. >> translator: we must be responsible. having a car doesn't mean just filling up with gas and driving and they must be aware of emissions too and people are aware of that in part thanks to government politicians. >> reporter: some policies are designed to help the 20 million residents to become more environmentally friendly and explains the growing demand to build small gardens where there is available space even on
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